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I'll destroy every particle in your body

—Mana Takamiya, to Kurumi Tokisaki

Mana Takamiya

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Profile
Kanji 崇宮 真那
Romaji Takamiya Mana
Gender Female
Height 147 cm
Blood Type A
Species Human
Hair Color Blue
Eye Color Brown
Nicknames
  • Adeptus 2 (Former DEM call sign)
  • Manacchi (by Nia Honjou)
Equipment
Personal Status
Relatives
Affiliations
Occupation DEM Wizard (Former)
Rank 2nd Lieutenant (Former)
Media
Novel Debut Volume 2
Anime Debut Episode 06
Portrayal
Japanese Misato
English Felecia Angelle

Mana Takamiya (崇宮 真那たかみや まな, Takamiya Mana?) is a temporary Second Lieutenant of the AST, and she used to work for the DEM Industries base in England as a Wizard.

Summary

Mana has no memory of her past except for a pendant she holds which contains a photograph of her younger self and a young boy whom she calls her older brother. Mana was a DEM Wizard working with the AST when she was first introduced into the series.

Mana reunited with her brother by chance when she got stationed in the city where he lives while she was on an assignment involving the new Spirit: Nightmare. She is surprised that he knows about her occupation when she saves him after he got attacked by the Spirit which she was hunting for. Later, Mana discovers that her brother and his foster sister are members of a secret organization that also deals with Spirits. Mana did not report this finding to her superiors, but she did try to make a deal with his foster sister, Kotori Itsuka, to get her brother out of it. However, they were interrupted by a spacequake’s alarm. Mana was critically wounded while fighting the spirit, Kurumi Tokisaki, and was hospitalized for a month while being unconscious. Mana was forcefully taken into <Ratatoskr> custody, which was close to being called kidnapping, at the moment when she finally woke up from the hospital from the event with Kurumi on Shido's school rooftop.

She defects from DEM in Volume 6 and is currently part of Ratatoskr.

After discovering the truth about her body, Mana changed sides from DEM to <Ratatoskr>, the very organization she disliked her brother being a part of and fought directly against her former comrades to protect Shido from them. 

Appearance

Mana appears to be around the age of a middle-school girl. She has long blue hair, tied up in a ponytail, with some bangs left out. She has brown eyes and a mole under her left eye. She resembles Shido a lot, as stated by Tohka.

When she is at the JGSDF base, she wears a military uniform. Due to her young age, however, it gives others the impression that she's cosplaying.

During combat, she wears a light blue CR-Unit. After joining Ratatoskr, she wears a black and blue CR-Unit vaguely resembling a wolf's fangs and claws.

Personality

Mana is a girl with different sides to her personality, depending on the situation at hand. On one hand, she can be a cold-hearted killing machine; a trained soldier. On the other hand, she shows herself as a young lady who cares for her brother, Shido, very deeply, and will place her family as her number one priority over any order she may receive. According to Kotori, she is very similar to Shido in regards to displaying reckless behavior when wanting to help others.

History

Background

Around 30 years before the events of the series, Mana was just an ordinary middle-school student living with her older brother, Shinji Takamiya. During this time, she was noted to be friends with Haruko Homura. One day, she returned home to find her brother with a half-naked girl, causing her to immediately demand answers until the girl suddenly sneezed. Mana was about to leave to get the girl some of her own clothes, but stopped when the girl suddenly created her own clothes by copying her school uniform. Afterwards, the girl, whom Shinji would name Mio Takamiya, began living with them. Mana would help by teaching Mio how to integrate with society.

However, at some point DEM discovered Mio's location and they abducted Mana (it is strongly implied that Ellen was the abductor). It is unknown what happened while she was in DEM's captivity, though Kotori and Nia theorized they may have tortured her. She seems to have been used in their experiments, granting her incredible prowess as a <Wizard> at the cost of lowering her lifespan. It also seems they halted her physical aging. At some point, DEM sealed away her memories and incorporated her into their organisation.

Mana's missions for DEM primarily involved hunting down the spirit <Nightmare>, who was infamous for killing over 10,000 people. She would kill her on multiple occassions, but she would always reappear. This caused Mana to believe she was immortal. In reality, however, she was merely killing clones of the original <Nightmare>.

Media

  • Light Novel
    • Appearances:
      • Volume 2-3, 5-8, 12-14, 16-22
      • Date A Live Encore 2-5, 8, 10
    • Mentioned:
      • Volume 4

Powers and Abilities

Wizard

Mana is considered a very strong Wizard, as she was being ranked with Adeptus 2 within DEM when she was still a member of that organization, though she admits that Artemisia would have taken her rank if their memberships had coincided. Not only that, she is also known for single-handedly killing a Spirit. However, unknown to her until the event where she reunited with her brother by coincidence, those Spirits were actually clones with less power than the original one. Even so, she is still a very strong Wizard that can easily beat most Wizards of AST or DEM, and even suppress a Spirit if she needs to.

In Volume 20, Kurumi uses her Fourth Bullet <Dalet> on Mana to rewind her body to a state before receiving treatment from DEM. As a result, she is no longer a Wizard, but her reduced lifespan has also been fixed.

Equipments & Weapons

  • Combat Wiring Suit
  • Combat Realizer Unit (CR-Unit): Unlike most Wizards, Mana has had special CR-Units made for her personal use. 
    • <Murakumo>: A light blue CR-Unit used by Mana when she was a DEM wizard. Some parts of her CR-Unit can be changed into weapons depending on its modes.
      • Sword Style: The shield part on her shoulders can turn into twin swords.
      • Blaster Style: Parts on her shoulders and her twin swords can change its form into a cannon that points to all directions.
    • <Vánargandr> (ヴァナルガンド, Vuanarugando?): A new black and blue CR-Unit that Mana received after defecting to Ratatoskr. It is equipped with a laser sword on her right hand and a mechanical jaw on her left.

Quotes

  • (To Kotori Itsuka) "That goes to both of us.------even I was saved by you. Paying you back as fast as possible would make me feel relieved." [1]
  • (To Shido Itsuka) "Nii-sama! What is this! And what was that earlier — who is Mio-san!?" [2]

Trivia

  • Mana's full name translates to "True Self of the Noble Palace".
  • Despite appearing in both the opening and ending themes, Mana does not make an appearance throughout the Anime's third season.
  • Mana enjoys sparring and hates people who lack guts. [3]
  • According to Kotori, Mana was quite popular during their time in junior high. However, Natsumi adds on that she received nine out of ten confessions from other girls within the span of a year, with the last one being an elementary school boy. [4]

References

  1. Light Novel Volume 8, Chapter 1
  2. Light Novel Volume 12, Chapter 5
  3. Date a Live Material
  4. Date a Live Encore 10, Tohka After

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Characters
Humans
Male
Shido ItsukaKyouhei KannazukiElliot Baldwin WoodmanKyouji KawagoeMasaomi MikimotoMunechika NakatsugawaTatsuo ItsukaHiroto TonomachiFraser DouglasGillian AlmstedRoland ClaytonJames A. PaddingtonRoger Murdoch
Female
Mana TakamiyaHinako ShiizakiKozue MinowaKaren Nora MathersHaruko ItsukaEllen Mira MathersArtemisia Bell AshcroftJessica BaileyRyouko KusakabeMikie OkamineMildred F. FujimuraCecile O'BrienLeonora SearsAshley SinclairMinerva RiddellTamae OkamineAi YamabukiMai HazakuraMii Fujibakama
Spirits
Sephira Spirits
Tohka YatogamiYoshino HimekawaKurumi TokisakiKotori ItsukaYamai KazamachiMiku IzayoiNatsumi KyounoOrigami TobiichiNia HonjouMukuro Hoshimiya
Exclusive Spirits
Rinne SonogamiMaria ArusuMarina ArusuRio SonogamiMayuriRen
Other Spirits
Reine MurasameMio TakamiyaTohka Yatogami (Parallel World)
Quasi-Spirits
Dominions
Doll MasterRinemu KirariMizuha BanouinMaya YukishiroAriadne FoxrotHaraka KagarikeOka MiyafujiYuri SagakureKareha BanouinCarte À JouerRetsumi Jugasaki
Other Quasi-Spirits
Hibiki HigoromoTsuanAiai NogiAyame TakeshitaYui SagakureIsami HijikataSheri MusikaFurue TonamiYue HiryuMayuka Momozono
Asgard Electronics
Elliot Baldwin WoodmanKaren Nora MathersTatsuo ItsukaHaruko Itsuka
Ratatoskr
Rounds
Elliot Baldwin WoodmanKaren Nora MathersFraser DouglasRoland ClaytonGillian Almsted
Fraxinus Bridge Members
Kotori ItsukaReine MurasameKyouhei KannazukiKyouji KawagoeMasaomi MikimotoHinako ShiizakiMunechika NakatsugawaKozue MinowaMana TakamiyaMARIA
Deus Ex Machina Industries
Active
Sir Isaac Ray Pelham WestcottEllen Mira MathersArtemisia Bell AshcroftNibelcole
Imprisoned
James A. PaddingtonRoger Murdoch
Former
Elliot Baldwin WoodmanKaren Nora MathersMana TakamiyaOrigami Tobiichi
Deceased
Jessica BaileyMinerva Riddell • Edgar F. Carroll
Anti Spirit Team
Active
Ryouko KusakabeMikie OkamineMildred F. Fujimura • Tomonara • Kagaya
Former
Kyouhei KannazukiOrigami Tobiichi
Special Sorcery Service
Active
Cecile O'BrienLeonora SearsAshley Sinclair
Former
Artemisia Bell AshcroftMinerva Riddell
Raizen High School
Teachers
Tamae OkamineReine Murasame • Chousoka Beshiyouichi
Students
Shido ItsukaTohka YatogamiTobiichi OrigamiKurumi TokisakiYamai KaguyaYamai YuzuruHiroto TonomachiAi YamabukiMai HazakuraMii Fujibakama
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